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“Excellent food and services”
Review of Cru Cafe

Cru Cafe
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Ranked #9 of 916 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Located at 18 Pinckney Street, in a classic 18th century Charleston single-style home, Cru Café offers the best in upscale comfort food. Guests of the restaurant enjoy indoor and outdoor porch seating, gourmet comfort food, a wine list tailored to the varied menu and rich, satisfying desserts. It’s one of Charleston’s best kept secrets. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
New york
Level 6 Contributor
356 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Excellent food and services”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

we decided to try this restaurant based on the reviews of tripadvisor. And we were not disappointed. We had a reservation at 9:30 pm but the host was able to sit us 30 minutes early.

The food was excellent. We shared a butter lectuce salad, fried green tomatoes with cured pork belly, and the local sword fish with grits.

All were excellent. It was the best meal I have had in Charleston.

the service was excellent and the price was very reasonable.

There was patio sitting which was nice in a not so hot spring evening.

Visited April 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyed everything about Cru Cafe!”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

The food was delicious, service was great! We had a party of six and we all enjoyed our meals. They had a nice selection from salads to seafood! Would definitely go back again!

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Chester
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Intimate dinner spot”
Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

A very small and intimate restaurant perfect for 2! The food was incredible as was the service. Make sure to make a reservation.

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kentucky
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very Very Good!”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

We just left this restaurant and it is very good! It is a very small place so I recommend reservations. There were two in our party and we slipped by with no call ahead. The lady who drove our carriage ride recommend it. We ordered the fish special with green pea purée and it was soo good.

  • Visited April 2014
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Beaumont, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed lunch here. We came around 1:00 so there (surprisingly) wasn't a wait.

I had the special of the day - pimento cheese burger. So good! My husband had the shrimp pasta on the menu which had the most beautiful blend of flavors.

Our waiter was the best waiter I've ever had. So knowledgable and caring. I wish I could remember his name! He made our experience even better.

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